August 15, 2018

Galien Foundation chooses 10 most innovative medical devices of 2018

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

Nominees for the Best Medical Technology of 2018 were recently chosen by The Galien Foundation, the August 6 Medical Design & Outsourcing reports.

Among the 10 most innovative medical devices are:

  • Boston Scientific’s Axios stent and electrocautery enhanced delivery system
  • Boston Scientific’s SpyGlass direct visualization system for cholangiopancreatoscopy
  • Boston Scientific’s Watchman, a left atrial appendage closure device
  • Integra Lifesciences’ Omnigraft Dermal Regeneration Matrix for diabetic foot ulcers
  • Koning Corporation’s KBCT 1000 3D breast imaging device
  • Medtronic’s implantable system for Remodulin, to treat pulmonary hypertension.

Before candidates can qualify, their products must be FDA approved for market within the past 5 years, and they have to show major potential to impact healthcare.



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